Alejandra Mercado  

UMCP ECE
Alejandra Mercado
Associate Director
Master's in Telecommunications Program
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the
University of Maryland at College Park

The Master's in Telecommunications Program at the University of Maryland is designed to provide students with the professional skills needed to advance a successful career in telecommunications.

Alejandra Mercado received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering, her B.S. in Mathematics, her Master's of Science in Electrical Engineering, and her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering all from the University of Maryland at College Park. She has worked both in academia and industry, and you may see a detailed listing of her professional experience here.

Contact Information:
ECE-Masters in Telecommunications Program
1365 A.V. Williams Building
8223 Paint Branch Dr.
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-3271
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Some useful links.

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Courses for Summer Session 2 term, 2017:

Analytical Foundations of Telecommunications
  • 1 credit hour
  • See course description here.
  • See the tentative syllabus here.


Courses for Fall term, 2017:

Introduction to Digital Communications
  • 3 credit hours
  • See course description here.
  • See the tentative syllabus here.


Engineering Diversity Council

The council's aim is not (never has been) to lower the UMCP Engineering academic standards to "reach some quota." On the contrary, the aim is to increase the UMCP Engineering academic standards by increasing the size of the applicant base. The questions the Engineering Diversity Council address are what can we do to make our applicant pool, larger, more diverse and more inclusive, relying on the well-known mathematical fact that if you study a larger subset of the domain of a function, the local maximum can only increase or stay the same... never decrease.

The aim is to create an infrastructure that supports the implementation of the University's Strategic Plan for Diversity and the achievement of College-specific goals in six core areas: Leadership, Climate, Recruitment & Retention, Education, Research & Scholarship, and Community Engagement.
  • Sub-Committee Chairs, find resources here.
  • Searching for meeting minutes or the Engineering Diversity Plan? Click here.


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